RCE Greater Portland-2014

1. Project Title: 
Center for Civic Participation's Social Equity and Justice Forum
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
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3. Project partner contact information : 
Portland Community College's Center for Civic Participation
Main Contact: 
John Farnum (jfarnum@pcc.edu)
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

We hosted this facilitated community dialogue to answer core social and economic sustainability questions. What do terms like "sustainability," "development," "equity," and "social justice” mean? How can we help create a healthy, just, and thriving region?

• address issues of justice and equity

• support sustainability education

• focus on social sustainability

• identify shared objectives

• foster collaborative partnerships

• make a difference

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6. Project status
Close to 40 people attended this forum and engaged in discussion. The format was too ambitious for the time, so we did not achieve all of our goals, but it was a good start to this important dialogue. It also provided an opportunity to work with some core social sustainability groups in our region.
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